• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case, when it's clean...

    • Written by from Lititz

    This is a beautifully designed, sleek, feel-great case.

    But a word of caution: the lighter colors of these cases are extremely hard to keep clean and looking nice! I've only had mine for about 5 days and it already is worn beyond belief on the edges and dirty (I have the yellow). Every few days I have to wipe it clean with a clorox wipe or a wet cloth. I had a Speck fabric case before I got my new phone and it couldn't fit, and that was easier to clean and keep nice.

    I hate to admit it but I will be returning mine. It's a shame because it elevates the design and sophistication of the iphone, but with the way it gets dirty and wears, there's no way it's worth $40.

    93 of 111 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter will not fit into 5S Case

    • Written by from Okemos

    With the case on the phone, it is not possible to use the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter, as the plug is TOO SHORT!

    And, the case is VERY hard to remove, making it almost impossible to charge with the Adapter.

    Why would Apple design a case, and not have it fit its own adapter?

    Please explain the design flaw and your solution. I bought 3 adapters.

    85 of 109 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $40

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    I bought the brown case for my 5S, and it fits great - looks awesome...but it's 1)hard to remove and 2) soaks up your hand oils quickly, changing the edges of the case to a "black" color. I bought the case 9/20...it's 9/25 and i'll be taking it back to Apple tomorrow for a refund. I had such hopes for this case!

    61 of 76 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case but it has its issues

    • Written by from Palm Coast

    Pros: It's very thin. The edges of the case on the front go past the screen just a little so the screen doesn't touch when you lay the phone down on its face. It is a hard case so it will presumably protect the phone quite well. The screen side edge doesn't overlap the screen at all, making moving icons and things a lot easier than with previous cases.

    Cons: Button covers are non mechanical so it is possible that it will be difficult to put the phone to sleep or wake it up. The fit is so tight that getting the phone in and out of the case can be incredibly difficult - so much so, I'm a little worried I might scratch or hurt the phone. I'm not sure what the legal definition of "leather" is but I got the brown case and I can't confirm or deny that this is actual leather. When purchasing a leather case I expect a certain 'feel' and while this case may look a little leathery it lacks leather's tactile advantage as the case is slippery and doesn't squish or respond the way you'd expect leather to - it feels more powder coated than made of leather.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to remove, keep it clean

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought this case and loved it for a day until I found it was extremely difficult to remove the case. I was worried my phone or the case might get damaged while trying hard and in fact my iPhone became a bit curved after removing it. I had manually make the metal part straight.
    This is so shame on Apple... The leather feels nice but at the cost of difficulty to removing and keeping it clean.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of the Brown Case

    • Written by from Austin

    I love the look, feel and sleekness of these cases. I opted for the brown, as I thought it looked great with the Space Grey phone. I had it for less than a week and the leather stained so drastically that it looked as if a toddler had used it to make mud pies. I carry my phone in my pocket and it seemed to absorb the dye from my jeans entirely too easily. I tried to clean the case with leather wipes, leather cleaner, even rubbing alcohol and nothing would get rid of the stains.

    Looks great out of the box, that crisp brown color only lasts a few days.

    Wouldn't recommend.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose headphones don't fit with cover on!

    • Written by from SAN RAMON

    Liked this case until I tried to plug in headphones. Hole in case for headphone isn't large enough to permit full connection of headphones to headphone jack!
    Guess if I never plan to use headphones the case is nice. Not happy :(

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great look and feel but....

    • Written by from San Diego

    I ordered the blue one online and as soon as I received it, I loved it. It felt great. Perfect fit. But...

    1. It is hard to remove
    2. It gets dirty very quickly
    3. The opening for the power cable didn't work for my Belkin dock
    4. The buttons didn't respond as well as I would have liked.

    I returned it to the Apple store and got a refund, applied to a new AppleCare plan for my 5s.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice case but get the black

    • Written by from Liberty Township

    This is a nice leather case but get the black. Got a yellow for my wife and brown for myself. Gets dirty quickly and impossible to clean. Have only had a couple of months and both are very stained. Tried a leather cleaner, no results.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but not practical

    • Written by from PETALUMA

    My husband and I both bought this case. We love the fit and feel of the case but just make sure you never drop it! Within two weeks of having the phone with the case, we dropped our phones (obviously at different times), and quickly had tears in the leather. My tears are worse because I was outside and it landed on the sidewalk. Good news is that the phones are unmarked but the bad news is that we will shortly need new cases. We are very disappointed because the case fits so perfectly and looks so nice. Hope we can get a refund?????

    PS : we bought the black and blue case (not brown)

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ripley

    I thought these cases looked awesome when I first saw them so of course I wanted one and bought it for myself. Complete waste of money. I haven't even had it a month yet and the brown case looks so dirty. It is dirty around every single edge. I love the grip of the case and the fact that it was made of leather but I wished it looked new like when I first got it. Your only safe bet in getting this case is to GET THE BLACK ONE.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy in Blue!

    • Written by from Durham

    When I bought my iphone I bought the blue case with it. For a $40 case it was horrible! Within a week the leather looked dirty and scratched (even though I take good care of my phone) If you want to buy this case buy it in black, otherwise do NOT get it at all.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need another case to protect this case

    • Written by from Jonesboro

    Looks ok feels great and thats about it.
    Very expansive yes it will protect Your iphone
    But if you drop it on the floor its gonna look like
    a worn off jeans, threads will show it will look ugly
    so don't buy it unless you have lots of money and you
    Don't drop your phone often there are good alternative
    Case out there for half price.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case, but stains easily

    • Written by from Highland

    Love the design of the case. It's thin, protects, and feels great to hold. However, I returned mine after only 5 days because it was already stained from keeping it in my jeans pocket. The apple store employees told me that's just because it's leather, but leather wallets don't have this problem. I think black is the only case most people will be able to keep looking nice.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful case but…

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    I got the black leather case the same day I purchased my slate 5s on release day. The case is beautifully crafted giving the phone enough protection while enhancing the overall look and feel of the iPhone with leather. My gripe with this particular case is that it works with ZERO accessories Apple has made for the phone—that alone takes so much away from the pluses of getting this case. The 30-pin adapter wouldn't reach the port, the 30-pin cable adapter has a plug that has a bigger diameter than the Lightning port opening on the case, and the dock of course couldn't dock with the short dongle unable to reach the port securely—heck I even tried getting the dock for the 5c in hopes that the thicker 5c would have a dock that might work for a cased 5s—NOPE! Only the cable that came with the phone fits, and same goes for the headphones so buyer beware. It's too bad that such a beautifully design case also comes with a lot of hind-sighted design cues (what no one bothered thoroughly testing this product in real-world scenarios?). Unlike others that bought this leather case and is plagued with leather degradation or staining issues, I have none of that (caveat: I take care of my stuff with OCD-like care). What I do have is a beautiful case that doesn't work with any peripheral or adapter, 3rd party or not, and that to me should be cause for alarm for Apple since it is a sign of them not being thorough like everyone perceives them to be. Design should never forget function and it never has to be either or.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Use & tear

    • Written by from New York

    This product looks and feels great but it starts to show signs of wear and tear in about 5-6 days.
    the beige gets dirty quick, and the leather stars to show signs of damaging.

    worst thing: will not work with the lighting to 3pin converter. i still use my old iphone charger with the converter at times and i have to remove my cover all the time.
    its a real pain

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected more

    • Written by from Columbia

    This case doesn't feel like real leather to me, and when compared with a ten dollar case i picked up from zoogue, i just can't justify keeping the apple case. for almost 40 dollars, I expected more from Apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost.. !

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    The Quality of the case and the materials are as great as you would hope for.. Its almost Amazing.. But!! The power button is too hard to press and the lip of the case around the screen isnt tall enough.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only use this case for show.

    • Written by from richmond

    The case is very pretty and perfectly fitting for the iPhone, however this is NOT an every day protective case. This case should be worn only for show and occasions, not for the every day use. Unless you get a black case, the leather becomes worn very easily and can not be cleaned. When using a Magic Eraser, the darkening and wear of the leather becomes lighter and less visible, however after touching it, it will darken again. If you plan on getting this case, use with caution. I bought both the blue and beige variations, and both have become extremely worn and dirty within a few weeks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    love when I FIST got it.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I want to love it but I had it for five days now and it's worn like if I had it for months and was careless it's way too sensitive. too sensitive. I have the beige wrong choose

    3 of 3 people found this useful